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I am a professional artist living and working from my home in the Dordogne in South West France with my husband Ian (also an artist) and our four portuguese Podengo dogs. The countryside here is stunning and a real inspiration for my painting. I work mostly in acrylic and pen and ink and take commissions on almost any subject including pet portraits, houses, landscapes and vibrant, larger than life floral paintings. I have never had any formal training and am completely self-taught.

More of my work can be seen on our website

www.affordableart4all.com

or at my bubblesite

If you would like to commission a pet portrait please see www.franspetportraits.com

I hope you enjoy looking.

Fran

  • Joined: February 2010

Journal

Broke out of prison today!

The van wouldn’t start but we managed to get the car going and made it to the nearest supermarket. It’s normally 8 kms away but we had to make a big detour to get there through the snow. There was hardly anyone in the shop because they couldn’t get there either. It was scary! Anyway, the dogs now have food and we’ve bought even more for us, ‘cos guess what? We&#…
Posted over 2 years – 3 comments

Hello World!

6 days of snow and ice that won’t go away. We’ve had no post, no rubbish collections and no bread van. I know lots of you have much more snow than we do here, but in rural France they don’t clear the roads. / We’re nearly out of potatoes and the dogs food is getting low. I’ve run out of canvases (never painted so much in all my life), but we do have watercolour pa…
Posted over 2 years – 4 comments

Ink on canvas!!!!!!!! Help!

Hello everyone, / I’m in the middle of a new painting and it’s not acryilic! I had a brainstorm one night and decided to paint in Winsor and Newton Ink on canvas! Watered down of course! The detailed bit seems to be going fine but it creates those terrible water marks (backruns) when I try to do a large bit of background. I’ve looked on the internet and can only find 2 peopl…
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Just uploaded my first T-shirt! What groups do I put it in?

After having sold three of these on Zazzle I thought I would try on RB. The poppies look great on a white T-shirt. I am having problems finding which groups to put them in! A lot of the t-shirt groups seem to be themed. Any ideas anyone?
Posted almost 3 years – 3 comments